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i dont have HIDs in my frontier because i'm a lil sketchy about it i was told by a couple ppl that had them in theres and one guy is a a nissan deal machanic and they said that in a few cases the extra heat from the HIDs have cought the wiring harness on fire! just thought i'd give ya a heads up on what i have herd
 

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3 years no issues in my truck, they run a little hotter then an OEM bulb but not bad at all.
 

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i dont have HIDs in my frontier because i'm a lil sketchy about it i was told by a couple ppl that had them in theres and one guy is a a nissan deal machanic and they said that in a few cases the extra heat from the HIDs have cought the wiring harness on fire! just thought i'd give ya a heads up on what i have herd
This is no longer an issue as long as you wire it correctly. The stock wiring is just used to click a relay.

I have heard a bunch of people using the DDM HIDs but I have to be honest, unless you do a rear retrofit, you will produce glare. No matter how much you aim them down, the glare is there.

If you really want HIDs, then check out the retrofit a member on here offers for a very reasonable price. You ship him everything needed, headlights, projectors. He does the retrofit for you and ships them back. Then you just add the ballasts and bulbs and you are set to go.
 

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i got a 55w hi/lo kit slim ballast kit from DDM tuning. I also got 35w fog slim ballast to go with it. I dont remember exact cost but u can get it forom ther website. I also got a wiring harnes for my 55w head lights
 

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3 years no issues in my truck, they run a little hotter then an OEM bulb but not bad at all.
I always thought HID's ran cooler than incandescent bulbs. They draw less current and produce more lumens --> Therefore they are more efficient, ie produce less heat.
 

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Got 55 watt 5000k in the head lights and fogs. Paid $250 from a local distributor for everything. That includes a lifetime warrenty on the bulbs and ballasts. If a bulb goes out, or a ballast, it's replaced for free. I love em. They are super bright, and look great.
 

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Here is some reading on the subject of light output,http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/bulbs/blue/bad/bad.html blue lights and hids etc.

I did not have good luck IMO. I thought they gave me less light output as far as length down the road. I was living in Colorado with lots of potential elk on the road. I had both the plug-n-play's and then I also had the ebay hid projectors. My experience was that I got less light output as far as distance is concerned. Yes they are bright at 10 feet, but it wasn't enough of an output down the road where I really wanted to see. I will say that mine were 8000k 35w plug-n-plays, and then the projectors I tried were 35 watt 6000k's. I went back to halogen PIAA bulbs. The stock housing of the headlights scatters the plug-n-plays quite a bit. I had to aim them down so much so as to not blind oncoming traffic that it wasn't visible far enough down the road. There are alot of people that will say they are great, others will say not. You can only decide for yourself once you do or don't get them. OEM HIDs are the way to go. Those I do agree are kicka$$.
 

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I do agree. Some people just dont like HIDs and some do. If you do get them I definitely suggest the 55w kits cause they are much brighter. You obviously get the best light output and least glare with a projector however I dont think our housings are all that bad at glare and distrubute pretty evenly. But you still wont see the perfect v pattern beam on the ground like in the cars with factory projectors and HIDs. Also you do lose more visible light as you go up in kelvin. If you want to do it for looks and brightness like me I would go with the 8000k 55w which will be just slightly bluish or if you go with 35w then 6,000k. Im mainly comparing lights from DDM Tuning I should also mention, but it stands true for most HIDs. Stock halogen lights are around 4300k in color and the yellowish color gives the most visible light. So your brightest HIDs will be around 5000k or 6000k. 3000k will give some good visible light but that will be yellow.

I attached a color chart from DDM Tuning. Just note that this is a color chart for 35w kits. If your looking at 55w just subtract 2000k or so. For example I think 55w 8000k HIDs look like 6000k or 5000k 35w hids. So basically the 55w kits wash out a lot of the color and make the lights more white in color.

Hope this kind of helps.

EDIT: Sorry I just realized the post above me already had a DDM Tuning chart in it. Anyways the one i attached is a little different and should still help some. My bad
 

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I also went with one of the DDM Tuning kits. I think I was one of the first members on here to purchase it, or at least do a writeup on the kit so you can reference my thread if you want: http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f10/bi-xenon-hids-installed-53167/

As for the temperature, HID's do actually produce LESS heat when operating just like barmato said. They produce more current on startup, but less when actually operating.

Edit: Link not working...reasons?
 
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